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Joseph O’Brien: Former College Football Player Writes About His Recovery Journey

Joseph O’Brien is a former Boise State University football player. He recently chronicled his journey to sobriety in a book called “Busted Bronco: From Addiction to Redemption.” O’Brien wrote the book with the hopes of helping others struggling with addiction.

O’Brien talks about his time as a football player, his time in prison and how he found God.

An excerpt from the book: “I want to free myself from my past. But at the same time, I want to use that past to show that there are many avenues to renewal and redemption. For me, it began in prison when I became reacquainted with God. I talk to Him all the time. Because of Him I can handle anything that comes my way. I should have listened to Him a lot earlier. But I sure am listening now.”


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